Volvo Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Volvo has a total of 21341 patents globally, out of which 12969 have been granted. Of these 21341 patents, more than 51% patents are active. China is where Volvo has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and Europe. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also Sweden is the origin country of Volvo.

Volvo was founded in 1927 by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson. Volvo operates as a commercial vehicle manufacturer. The Company manufactures trucks, buses, engines, and construction equipment, as well as provides financial services. Volvo serves customers worldwide. As of August 2022, Volvo has a market cap of $36.55 Billion.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Volvo which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Volvo patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Volvo patent portfolio.

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Volvo have?

The Founder Assar Gabrielsson has 0 and Gustaf Larson has 3 patents and the CEO Martin Lundstedt have 3 patents.

How many patents does Volvo have?

Volvo has a total of 21341 patents globally. These patents belong to 8583 unique patent families. Out of 21341 patents, 10965 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Volvo File Every Year?

Volvo Patents Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantVolvo Applications FiledVolvo Patents Granted
2011940510
20121298611
201320301079
2014761948
2015981738
2016745687
20171370796
20181027949
20191228807
20205971156
2021530900
202237453

How many Volvo patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Volvo Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Volvo File in Different Countries?

Volvo Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Volvo Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China3204
United States Of America2989
Europe2801
Germany1802
Korea (South)1193
Japan1133
Brazil956
Austria576
Sweden572
India465
Russia404
Australia354
Canada287
Taiwan207
Malaysia148
United Kingdom147
Spain120
Chile118
United Arab Emirates115
Mexico80
Argentina79
Indonesia74
Viet Nam57
France51
Philippines48
Saudi Arabia43
South Africa38
Singapore34
Italy32
Ecuador25
Denmark24
Poland21
Portugal20
Tunisia16
Israel16
Slovakia14
Czech Republic13
Finland10
Turkey8
Cyprus6
Norway6
New Zealand4
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)3
Switzerland2
Thailand2
Hungary1
Netherlands1
Slovenia1

Where are Research Centers of Volvo Patents Located?

Research Centers of Volvo Patents

10 Best Volvo Patents

WO2003016837A1 is the most popular patent in the Volvo portfolio. It has received 727 citations so far from companies like Michelin, Renault and Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Volvo:

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2003016837A1727
US7639148B2241
US8344849B2204
US6465908B1181
US8487775B2177
WO2011002348A1170
US6974414B2160
US6865828B1143
US6470864B2132
US7460940B2118

Which Companies are using Volvo Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies in the Volvo patent portfolio are Ford, Caterpillar & Gm Global Technology.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Ford Global Technologies Llc104
Caterpillar Inc96
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc64
Toyota44
John Deere44
Hyundai Motor Company44
Robert Bosch Gmbh28
Honda Motor Company28
Zf Friedrichshafen24
Kia Motors23

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Volvo Patents

Top Volvo Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8487775B238
US8344849B222
US7639148B222
US7647767B222
US7460940B222
US6974414B217
US8497880B212
US6879969B212
US8428821B210
US7784273B210
US7454962B210
US20090127265A110
US6748907B210
US8170788B29
US7614213B29

What Percentage of Volvo US Patent Applications were Granted?

Volvo (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2161 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1558 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 89.9%.

Below are the key stats of Volvo patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Volvo?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Brooks Kushman34686.88%
Clements Bernard Baratta Walker29198.87%
Wrb Ip Llp28891.23%
Venable Llp28594.44%
Withrow & Terranova Pllc19495.12%
Volvo Group Intellectual Property10587.62%
Polsinelli Pc6288.52%
Nixon & Vanderhye Pc4497.73%
Amin Turocy & Watson Llp40100.00%
Shumaker & Sieffert Pa3786.67%

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What are Volvo key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Volvo?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Volvo in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Volvo thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has Volvo search focus changed over the years?

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